Boutique Hotel Find: Casa Mãe Lagos

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Situated beside the 16th century city walls of Lagos, Portugal, lies Casa Mãe, the passion project of friends and former neighbours Veronique Polaert and Christian Kraus. The new hotel, completed in 2017, offers rooms and bungalows in a sleek, sensitively designed new building and a restored 19th century house. Every element of the design expresses […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Riad Jardin Secret Marrakesh

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A riad, meaning ‘garden’ in Arabic, is traditionally  organised around a patio contained by high walls with a fountain at the centre. Riad Jardin Secret Marrakesh is an intimate example, catering to a maximum of 13 people with just three rooms and two suites. Bathrooms are crafted from tadelakt, an ancient Moroccan plaster finish. Both […]

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Art Hotel Find: Hotel Saint George Marfa

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It wouldn’t be such a stretch to say that Marfa boasts more art galleries per capita than any other town in Texas (or the country for that matter). Pair that with a slew of restaurants that rival the quality of big city standards and pre-2016, you’d be forgiven as a visitor of you were caught […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Artist Residence Brighton

Behind a refined 19th-century façade on Brighton’s upmarket Regency Square, you’ll find a hotel that proves you really can’t judge a book by its cover: despite the staid frontage, Artist Residence Brighton couldn’t be any quirkier if it tried. With two restaurants, a cocktail bar, a ping-pong room and street art making statement wall features […]

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Hotel Find: Casa Modesta Faro Portugal

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Nestled in the Ria Formosa National Park in Portugal’s Algarve Region near the city of Faro, Casa Modesta is a haven of timeless tranquility and beautiful design; stimulating the senses and filtering out the chaos of everyday life. The hotel is the former family home of Carlos Fernandes – originally built in the 1940’s by […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Vigilius Mountain Resort South Tyrol

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The intoxicating feeling of isolation begins with the cable car ride to the summit. As the small Alpine town of Lana falls away below, there is nothing else to do but take in the breathtaking vista as you rise above the veil of clouds shrouding the valley. At the top; breathe in, breathe out, and […]

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Design Hotel Find: 11 Howard NYC

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“We are just complicated animals.”  This, according to an ethereal neon art piece floating on the ceiling overhead, is a titillating thought while exploring 11 Howard – Soho’s sleek new boutique hotel. The neon artwork, by West Coast artist Dan Attoe, is one of many provocative pieces found throughout the hotel and marks the entrance […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Sago Hotel NYC

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Whether it’s your first time to the Big Apple or you’re a seasoned explorer of the concrete jungle, Sago Hotel NYC provides the ‘home away from home’ experience that will entitle you to say you’re a Lower East Side native. Adjacent to a fresh mural by graffiti artist Claw Money, the hotel’s entrance from street […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Bambu Indah Bali

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John and Cynthia Hardy are the couple that started Bambu Indah Bali, a family-led revolution using bamboo as their medium. Eleven antique Javanese bridal homes make up Bambu Indah, a boutique hotel that lies on the Sayan Ridge above the Ayung River, just west of Ubud village. Each of these pretty teak wood homes is […]

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Design Hotel Find: Rae’s Byron Bay

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Blessed by Buddhist Monks and Aboriginal Elders, Rae’s on Watego’s Byron Bay is a seven-suite whitewashed boutique hotel set on one of the world’s prettiest beaches in Australia. With only three owners since the 1960’s, the boutique hotel has long appealed to free-spirited bohemian types seeking down-to-earth luxury with soul. Interiors are eclectic and consist of […]

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